Every year on January 10, World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Divas is observed aiming to promote the use of Hindi language worldwide.
World Hindi Day is celebrated at all government offices and Indian Embassies.
It all dates back to January 10, 1975. On that day, the first World Hindi Conference was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Later, in 2006, the then Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh, declared January 10 as the World Hindi Day.
Apart from promoting Hindi on international platforms, World Hindi Day also aims at presenting Hindi as an international language. The 1975 World Hindi Conference was hosted by Indira Gandhi, who was serving as the Indian Prime Minister then.
After the first World Hindi Conference at Nagpur, many more such conferences were hosted in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago. And after Dr Manmohan Singh’s announcement during his office, World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year.
It is worth mentioning that World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Divas is not same as National Hindi Divas. India celebrates National Hindi Divas on September 14, commemorating the adoption of Hindi by the Constituent Assembly as an official language of India.